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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 18, 2013 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Confession: 39 years after my first show I realize I've always been a Dead Head, and a CREAM fan.

Well, Sonny couldn't carry on w/out Cher...altho' The Captain surely didn't need Tenielle. I always thought Danny Partridge should have gone solo while he still had his chops, but....


Sorry, I've clearly lost the thread here. John Fogerty w/out CCR? Does anyone remember who the other band members of CCR were? No, but Fogerty still needed them for his best stuff.
Robbie Robertson did fine solo work w/out The Band, but, c'mon...his true worth still came from THE BAND.

Maybe the better question is: could guys who made their careers solo have made it just as significantly w/a great band around them? Dylan may answer that question. He had some OK moments with the Dead, but overall? Not even a contest. And don;t get me started on the Traveling Willburys.

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Poster: wlg3 Date: Nov 18, 2013 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Confession: 39 years after my first show I realize I've always been a Dead Head, and a CREAM fan.

Here's one for your better question: Did Rod Stewart need The Faces in the early 70s to propel him to stardom on the late 70s and onward, or might he have eventually gotten there anyway?

(Note: I personally ignore post-Faces Rod, and half the time ignore Faces Rod to concentrate on Woody, Plonk, Mac & Kenney.)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 18, 2013 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Confession: 39 years after my first show I realize I've always been a Dead Head, and a CREAM fan.

Oh, well, whatever your view, I think you just nailed it: RS defn was HUGE following the 60s, and thus had a much better solo career; in fact, I bet only a few people would actually go along w you/me/any? as to Faces having been "gestalt great" or whatever...ie, most would view he was just slowly maturing, and bingo, nails it.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Nov 18, 2013 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Confession: 39 years after my first show I realize I've always been a Dead Head, and a CREAM fan.

Good point. I think some guys were 'just passing through' on their way to their destinies.